February 3, 1980 |
Afonso Cláudio, Brazil
|Residence||Vila Velha, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||70 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Rank||3rd degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Brazilian National Wrestling Team in Wrestling
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Rodrigo Damm (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁoˈdɾiɡu ˈdɐ̃]; born February 3, 1980) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. and has fought for World Victory Road, Strikeforce, Jungle Fight, BodogFIGHT, Shooto, and was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
- 1 Background
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Championships and Accomplishments
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Damm began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was 16 years old, and also competed in wrestling. He is a seven-time national champion in both sports as well as a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Mixed martial arts career
Damm made his professional mixed martial arts debut in October 2004, losing via split decision to Luciano Azevedo. In the years following that loss, he went on a 8 fight win streak while fighting all over the world including Japan, Russia and South Korea.
Damm returned to the promotion in 2011, where he faced Justin Wilcox in the main event at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm. He lost the fight via doctor stoppage between the first and second round due to a cut.
The Ultimate Fighter
In March 2012, Damm appeared as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. In the opening elimination fight, he defeated Fabrício Guerreiro by submission (rear naked choke) in round 2 to get into the TUF house.
Damm was selected fourth (eighth overall) by Vitor Belfort to be a part of Team Vitor. During the show, Damm often came to blows with Anistavio "Gasparzinho" Medeiros, as Gasparzinho's prankster attitude constantly annoyed the more serious Damm. In the quarterfinals, Damm was matched up against undefeated John Macapa. After three closely contested rounds, Damm won via split decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Damm made his UFC debut at UFC 147 on June 23, 2012 where he faced his rival from the TUF, Gasparzinho. He won the fight via submission in the first round, earning a Submission of the Night bonus in the process.
Rodrigo's sister Carina Damm is also a mixed martial artist.
Championships and Accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||11 wins||6 losses|
|Win||11–6||Mizuto Hirota||Decision (split)||UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum||June 8, 2013||3||5:00||Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil|
|Loss||10–6||Antonio Carvalho||Decision (split)||UFC 154||November 17, 2012||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||10–5||Anistavio Medeiros||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC 147||June 23, 2012||1||2:12||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Submission of the Night|
|Loss||9–5||Justin Wilcox||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Damm||April 1, 2011||1||5:00||Stockton, California, United States|
|Loss||9–4||Maximo Blanco||TKO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 13||June 20, 2010||2||0:45||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–3||Ivan Iberico||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 17: Vila Velha||February 27, 2010||3||5:00||Vila Velha, Brazil|
|Loss||8–3||Gilbert Melendez||KO (punches)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz||April 11, 2009||2||2:02||San Jose, California, United States||For Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Championship|
|Loss||8–2||Eiji Mitsuoka||Submission (rear-naked choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4||August 24, 2008||1||3:13||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||8–1||Jorge Masvidal||TKO (punch)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3||June 8, 2008||2||4:38||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||7–1||Johil de Oliveira||Decision||Universidade Fight Show 1||October 7, 2007||3||5:00||Espirito Santo, Brazil|
|Win||6–1||Ryan Bow||KO (punches)||BodogFIGHT: Vancouver||August 24, 2007||2||1:03||Vancouver, Canada|
|Win||5–1||Santino DeFranco||Submission (rear naked choke)||BodogFIGHT Series II: Clash of the Nations||April 14, 2007||2||1:58||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Kultar Gill||Submission (rear naked choke)||BodogFIGHT: Clash of the Nations I||December 16, 2006||2||2:11||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Naoki Seki||Submission (armbar)||MARS 4: New Deal||August 26, 2006||1||1:48||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–1||Jyu Do Fan||Submission (rear naked choke)||MARS Attack 1||July 21, 2006||1||3:56||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||1–1||Luciano Silva||Submission (rear naked choke)||Night of Fight 1||July 23, 2005||1||1:26||Vila Velha, Brazil|
|Loss||0–1||Luciano Azevedo||Decision (split)||Shooto Brazil: Never Shake||October 23, 2004||2||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
Mixed martial arts exhibition record
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|Win||2–0||John Macapá||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil||N/A||3||5:00||Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Fabrício de Assis||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil||N/A||2||N/A||Brazil|
- http://www.sengoku-official.com/pc/fighters/r/rodrigo_damm/[dead link]
- Stupp, Dann (April 9, 2009). "Melendez vs. Damm official; Winner gets Strikeforce champ Thomson". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- "'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil' cast unveiled with 32 featherweights and middleweights". MMAJunkie.com. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
- "UFC 147 bonuses: Franklin, Silva, Damm, Vinicius pocket $65,000 in Brazil". MMAJunkie.com. June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
- "Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho set for UFC 154 in Montreal". mmajunkie.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
- Guilherme Cruz (2013-08-14). "UFC Fight Night 29 gets Hacran Dias vs. Rodrigo Damm". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Staff (2013-10-05). "Rodrigo Damm-Hacran Dias fight removed from UFC Fight Night 29". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
- Matt Erickson (2013-12-09). "Rodrigo Damm vs. Ivan Jorge added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- Carina Damm at Sherdog